Plastic microspheres are the tiny plastic particles that some cosmetic products contain, such as toothpastes, shower gels or scrubs, which include them because of their abrasive capacity. Microplastics are a theoretically small part of the problem of contamination by plastics, but their impact is especially serious because they are used in products whose waste goes down the drain and very easily reaches water treatment systems, where they cannot always be eliminated effectively and end up accumulating in the sea.

What do we use cosmetics with microplastics for?Most cosmetics containing microplastics are designed to exfoliate the skin.Exfoliation is a process of natural renewal of the skin through which dead skin cells are removed. When dead cells of the epidermis accumulate (hyperkeratosis) they cause undesirable thickening of the skin. Exfoliation can also be induced using exfoliating products. These cosmetics are used to remove these dead skin scales or cells by chemical or physical action. They are used to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, reduce wrinkles, improve acne or chicken pox scars, and discolor or remove spots 

Why do scrubs carry microplastics and no other substances? The microplastics began to be used in exfoliating products because they represented advantages over the use of other abrasive substances. The main advantage lies in its inert character and its lightness. When formulating cosmetics, it is interesting that these particles do not affect the stability and preservation of the product. The plastics used remain unchanged and it is easy to keep them in suspension. This becomes more complex if we use biodegradable particles, since they are less stable and can reduce the shelf life of the product. Another advantage over some mineral scrubs, such as those containing pumice stone or pulverized volcanic rock, is that microplastics are less aggressive to the skin. These mineral scrubs cannot always be used on the face, on dry or sensitive skin, since they are dehydrating substances. Microplastics became the ideal option to formulate high quality cosmetic products and specific for sensitive skin.

The Scrub-tagua component combines an eco-responsible natural alternative with the replacement of polyethylene microbeads. The small plastic beads end their career in nature and more in the oceans.

A subtle and catastrophic pollution. 100% renewable and also excellent
biodegradability, Scrub tagua is safe for the environment. 100% Organic Eco- responsible, Tagua Microbeads are natural from plant origin and come from co-products of the natural industry